Saturday, May 22, 2010

Progreston Falls

A beautiful waterfall, captured by Kim Kurtz one sunny day. To see these done as well as this is rare indeed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sakura Bokeh in Kyoto

Here is a photo from my recent trip to Kyoto, Nikko and Ohara- all in the three days I allotted to it. Great weather and a happy atmosphere with the cherry blossoms was a great thing to be around.

For some reason this appeals to a lot of people, though the subject, with all the complex branches, is a hard one to get right. I think at least part of what they like is the excellent bokeh of the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 DI, which is some of the best of any lens I own. I only used it that day on my trip, though perhaps I'll be breaking it out more in future again. It's certainly light enough to carry with my other stuff- unlike my super-heavy 80-200mm, which takes great photos (including candids), but weights a tonne!

Also, did you know that in Japan, 'bokeh' is generally used for an out of focus photo (not just an intended area) and if used as a negative, as in 'I messed that, it's bokeh'. Interesting how it became adapted as a good thing.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Plelan le grand - l'étang de Tregu

The incredible symmetry of a cloud-covered lake in French Brittany. Thanks to phil35m for this one.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ancient Pokemon

It's not often I reference other sites here, but I think this was quite a find- the Pokemon characters, lovingly portrayed in traditional Japanese print art, as if they really did exist in the way-back when... which, of course, they did, didn't they?

アサメグラフ ポケモン百五十一鬼夜行絵巻

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Harmony of Colours Returns

A little taste of eternity in this vivid flower scene- a vivid world beyond our imagination there to be seen.